Listen to your body’s inborn wisdom
Get to the cause of ill health and experience the benefits of nature’s medicines.
I grew up living, breathing the Naturopathic principles of eating whole foods and using food as medicine. With the guidance of a Naturopath, and with my mother’s tenacity, this was the path my parents chose for us due to our family’s health problems at the time and when conventional treatment was unable to help. Naturally this influence sparked my interest in nutrition and natural medicine and therefore saw me set off for Naturopathy school.
I have practiced Naturopathy since 1998. I have built on my experience through my own practices and have worked along-side Chiropractic practitioners, other Naturopaths and body work therapists. I lived in the US for 4 ½ years and during my time there I had the experience of working in a Naturopathic Doctors clinic that specialised in Autism Spectrum Disorders. This is when I trained in Craniosacral Therapy and NAET (Nambudripads Allergy Elimination Technique).
Since moving to Canberra, I have worked in a clinic along-side a Chiropractor up until our 2nd child came into our lives. I now return to practice in Civic, Canberra at Natural Selection Health Foods.
Specialising in: Digestive issues, IBS, Colitis, Cardiovascular health, Anxiety, Sleeplessness, Skin conditions and Children's Health.
Is something in your diet upsetting you? Come find out what may be causing your health issue and how to remedy it.
Often it’s what you take out, not only what you add in.
WHAT IS NATUROPATHY?
Naturopathy is a system of medicine that uses herbal preparations, diet and nutrition, and natural supplementation to support the body to self-heal and restore itself back to health. Naturopathy uses a holistic approach, taking into account the functioning of all body systems and including the mental, emotional and physical wellness of the patient. Naturopathic medicine aims to get to the cause of illness and to treat the body as a whole connected being rather than focusing on individual symptoms.
Naturopathy uses a range of therapies and approaches, for example:
COMMONLY HELPED CONDITIONS
Naturopathy may be helpful for any number of health issues, including but not limited to:
WHAT TO EXPECT IN A CONSULTATION
In the first appointment, the persons health history is gathered in detail looking at all body systems. The diet is studied and mental emotional factors, environmental factors and possible toxicities and current treatments and medications will be taken into account. Further assessment is made through the use of Iridology, digestive function analysis and skin, tongue, face and nail signs. An initial treatment plan is devised which includes a list of dietary changes and suggestions, an initial natural medicines treatment protocol which may include a herbal medicine formulation, a vitamin/ mineral/ pro-biotic prescription and relaxation/ exercise suggestions. This appointment is for 1 hour or 1 1/2 hours, depending on the complexity of the case.
In the 2nd appointment, symptoms and the initial treatment protocol is reviewed and the treatment plan is adjusted and refined accordingly. Functional laboratory testing may be used. This appointment and following appointments tend to be 45 minutes.
Following appointments consist of the monitoring of symptom improvement and the review and adjustment of treatment protocols so as to enable the patient to regain their health in the quickest, gentlest and most effective way!
Rebecca works with adults and children.
A questionnaire will be sent out for completion prior to your appointment. Please message or call if you would like more information.
To make a booking with Rebecca Bibbens Naturopathy please call: 0413 708 476
Natural Selection Health Foods - Wellness Clinic
25 Petrie Plaza, Canberra ACT 2601
(behind the carousel)